An Oregon man is behind bars for his disturbing act of animal cruelty. However, the bizarre series of event that led to the dog’s vicious murder only make matters worse. According to Oregon Live, Abel Nistor was absolutely fed up with his brother’s dog, “Leo.” He reportedly complained to prosecutors about the dog’s constant barking that’s always kept him awake. So, he decided to take matters into his own hands.
On Monday, April 27, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office was called to Nistor’s Portland, Oregon, home. According to court documentation, police were initially told Nistor abandoned the dog at a local animal shelter, but further investigation revealed that definitely wasn’t the case. Witnesses stated that they’d seen Nistor walking the black Rottweiller into the woods, but when he returned, there was no sign of the dog. However, witnesses did notice something else — Nistor covered in blood. The dog’s collar was the only piece of evidence investigators were able to retrieve from the woods.
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According to KOIN, Nistor later confessed to “maliciously killing” his brother’s beloved dog. It has been reported that Nistor used a knife, shovel, and hammer to kill the animal. However, the confession wasn’t very detailed, because he refuses to offer any information regarding the dog’s whereabouts, and insisted his family would “never find” the dog’s body. Although local authorities are unable to confirm, they speculate that the dog was buried somewhere in the woods. Nistor reportedly showed no remorse for his actions with a seemingly boastful statement about the brutal murder.
“I killed the dog in the cruelest way possible, and I kind of liked it.”
Nistor has been charged with first-degree aggravated animal abuse. However, prosecutors are requesting Nistor’s bail be increased to $250,000 because of the violent nature in which he killed the dog and his disheartening lack of remorse. He is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, May 6.
[Image via Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office]